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Your pictures: Resident duck at Oleans House Gallery, Twickenham

Richmond and Twickenham Times: The Duck d’Orleans

2:09pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

The Duck d’Orleans (named after the former royal resident of Orleans House) has become a regular visitor to Orleans House Gallery IN Twickenham and is gaining quite a following.

Deer in Bushey Park

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Deer in Bushey Park

8:52am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Thursday April 17, I was wandering in Bushey Park and spotted these two deer invading an early Easter picnic.

Sopranos to perform in Richmond Charity Opera Concert

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Local Sopranos perform in Charity Opera Concert

8:23am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Talented local Sopranos Corinne Hart and Rosalind O’Dowd are performing with Surrey-based Opera Foundry for their ‘Opera Obsession’ concert supporting Make-A-Wish Foundation. Both professional singers, Corinne is a post-graduate from the Royal Academy of Music, and Rosalind from Trinity Laban. Having recently performed the concert to great reviews in Guildford, it is sure to be a success in Richmond. Audiences will be able to hear excerpts from La Boheme, Tosca, Hansel and Gretel, Il Trovatore and more. Opera Foundry was formed two years ago under the baton of Surrey-based Musical Director Richard Cartmale, formerly of ENO and continues to build a strong reputation for the quality of it’s music and singers, a mix of fifteen local and London-based professional and pre-professional soloists. Artistic Director Elaine Way, who also lived in Twickenham for six years, is delighted to be returning with her soprano colleagues to perform in the area. ‘We hope to encourage a new generation of opera lovers by presenting opera without the wigs and crinolines, concentrating on the quality of the voices, music and drama – and without the hefty ticket price often associated with hearing opera’. The Opera Obsession concert is being held at Richmond Unitarian Church, Ormond Road, Richmond on Saturday 10th May 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 online from www.operafoundry.com or £11 on the door and include refreshments. The Make-a-Wish Foundation grants magical wishes for children and young people facing life threatening conditions.

Foggy Weather & Local Triathlon

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Foggy Weather & Local Triathlon

1:54pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Monday 21st April. 400 entrants, ranging from beginners to international athletes, took part in the first of 4 sprint triathlons for 2014 starting at Hampton Open Air pool. I marshalled the event and attached is an amazing foggy early morning image looking from near Dukes Head Passage in Bushy Park back towards the old car park. (2 photos attached) Based on information supplied by Mark Gee.

Ice Dancing Legend Roy Callaway died

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Ice Dancing Legend Roy Callaway died

8:30am Monday 14th April 2014

Roy Callaway was an extraordinary gentleman whose life revolved around ice skating and his love of ice dancing.

All pheasant and correct at Patisserie Valerie

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Given the bird

7:37am Tuesday 25th March 2014

Can you spot the watchful bird in this picture? Picture submitted by Paul Gray.

PICTURE: Hungry heron catches frog in Bushy Park

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Picture: Andrew Bessant

2:26pm Monday 24th March 2014

Thanks to Andrew Bessant for sharing this picture with our readers.

The Falcons School for Boys Remembers

Richmond and Twickenham Times: The Falcons School for Boys Remembers

8:45am Monday 24th March 2014

The boys of the Falcons Prep school in Richmond have been commemorating the Centenary of World War One in their Arts department during the past term.

Intergenerational Artists At Work In Hampton

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Intergenerational Artists At Work In Hampton

1:54pm Thursday 20th March 2014

The Year 1 Art Group from Carlisle Infant School visited the Greenwwood Centre on Tuesday afternoon to work on three collaborative canvases with club members. A great time was had by all and the finished work will be hung as a triptych in Carlisle School Hall.

WELCOME TO TWICKENHAM ?!?

Richmond and Twickenham Times: WELCOME TO TWICKENHAM ?!?

10:56am Thursday 13th March 2014

What an appalling eyesore is the forecourt of Twickenham Station!

PICTURE: Pen Ponds Cafe, Richmond Park

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Penny Binstead - Richmond Park

5:11pm Monday 10th March 2014

Thank you to Penny Binstead for this lovely image of people enjoying the spring sunshine in Richmond Park.

Green flag award for Hampton Infant School and Nursery

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Members of the Eco-Team, names of children  from left to right - Warner Hogenbirk, Max Liddell, Isla Hiscott, Erin Mccarthy,   Tommy Rance, Rufus Kelly-Walker, Kuzey Akgun, Charlotte Tait, Orla Heath, Freddie Huntington

1:12pm Thursday 6th March 2014

Your News: Congratulations go to Hampton Infant School and Nursery, of Ripley Road in Hampton, who are delighted to have been awarded Green Flag Status from Eco-schools.

PICTURES: Thames floods Twickenham Riverside again

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Thames floods Twickenham Riverside again

8:34am Monday 3rd March 2014

Thanks to Chris Backhouse for these flooding pictures from Twickenham yesterday.

PICTURE: Stunning sunset at Barnes Bridge

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Picture: Quincy McBride

4:40pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

Thanks to Quincy McBride from Barnes for sharing this stunning picture of Barnes Bridge with our readers.

Your Pictures: Rather stunning morning with Bushy park wildlife

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Your Pictures: Rather stunning morning with Bushy park wildlife

11:48am Wednesday 11th December 2013

Picture by Nichola Ward from Hampton on Sunday, December 8

Warrior at the Worlds

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Warrior at the Worlds

8:58am Thursday 25th July 2013

Following a successful European Championship Regatta in Poznan, Poland; Teddington’s Jess Warrior has been selected to represent her country next weekend (1st-4th August) at the Canoe Sprint World Championships in Niagara Falls, Canada. Jess will be wearing the red, white and blue kit for the 3rd time this year after only starting the sport of Sprint Kayaking through a Talent Identification Scheme 3 years ago. She will be the only Brit who will be racing in two categories, the 500m K4 with her crewmates and the 200m K1 individual event where she will be racing against the best Junior Girls in the World.

Christ Church TG launches art exhibition

9:00am Wednesday 24th July 2013

Your News: CALLING ALL ARTISTS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS - Images of Chiswick Exhibition Announced Christ Church Turnham Green has announced an art exhibition and competition for young people that will be held in the church between 29th November and 1st December 2013. All proceeds raised will go towards our stonework restoration appeal.

‘Outstanding’ nursery with a fantastic adventure garden retains top Ofsted rating

5:24pm Tuesday 21st May 2013

A stunning children’s nursery has once again been awarded the ‘Outstanding’ rating following a recent Ofsted inspection.

Dorich House: A little gem of a museum

Richmond and Twickenham Times: A little gem of a museum

1:01pm Thursday 2nd May 2013

The Dorich House Museum orchard is in full bloom at the moment.

Local photography project needs 77, 94 and 96 year olds

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Local photography project needs 77, 94 and 96 year olds

5:10pm Wednesday 2nd January 2013

A locally run photography project is coming to the end of a 100 year journey, sort of.

Rugby Match Report - Richmond 38 Vs Lichfield 17

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Rugby Match Report - Richmond 38 Vs Lichfield 17

1:13pm Wednesday 12th December 2012

Richmond 38—17 Lichfield After featuring prominently in last weekend’s hat-trick win over New Zealand at Twickenham Stadium, Richmond and Lichfield’s England stars returned to club rugby and harsh reality: a long list of unavailable teammates who had picked up injuries during the Autumn Internationals and relegation to a side pitch because of a re-arranged men’s fixture.

Epic Thames walk for Ham Hydro community energy project

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Epic Thames walk for Ham Hydro community energy project

1:13pm Wednesday 12th December 2012

Ham Hydro's directors, volunteers and members of South West London Environment Network set out to walk the 'Tidal Stretch' on Saturday December 1.

Borough View

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Borough View

1:09pm Wednesday 12th December 2012

I took this picture in the afternoon of Thursday, November 29 using the camera app on my Samsung Galaxy II.

Pictures in the Borough

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Pictures in the Borough

12:07pm Tuesday 20th November 2012

Witnessing the high tide on Friday 16th November outside the White Hart, Barnes Based on information supplied by Nigel Baker.

Pictures in the Borough

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Pictures in the Borough

12:06pm Tuesday 20th November 2012

Witnessing the high tide on Friday 16th November outside the White Hart, Barnes Based on information supplied by Nigel Baker.

Ahmadiyya womens association of Roehampton do voluntary cooking

12:05pm Tuesday 20th November 2012

In Roehampton we Ahmadi women have had the opportunity to celebrate neighbours day in which many other ladies regardless of race or religion were invited.

Air Training Corps Cadets at Remembrance Day

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Air Training Corps Cadets at Remembrance Day

12:13pm Monday 12th November 2012

Remembrance Day Sunday 11 Nov, 2012.

Local charity appoints new CEO

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Local charity appoints new CEO

11:20am Monday 12th November 2012

Locally based charity that works with children who have additional needs and their families - Three Wings Trust – is delighted to announce that they have appointed a new Chief Executive Officer, Steffani-Jade McDonagh with immediate effect.

Richmond Office Workers Raising Money For Prostate Cancer Research

11:18am Monday 12th November 2012

At the beginning of November, male members of staff at Serco Listening in Richmond, will become Mo Bro’s for the next 30 days, as they pledge to support the global charity initiative Movember, which is committed to ‘changing the face of men’s health’. They will start the month with clean-shaven faces, then endeavour to grow moustaches and extravagant whiskers, in the process becoming ‘walking, talking billboards’ that raise awareness of two often-overlooked men’s health issues, prostate and testicular cancer. Proceeds will go to The Prostate Cancer Charity.

Rainbows go wild at London Zoo

Richmond and Twickenham Times: RAINBOWS GO WILD AT LONDON ZOO

12:05pm Tuesday 23rd October 2012

Girls from the 2nd Whitton Rainbows got in touch with their wild side on an unforgettable trip to London Zoo.

Photos along the way

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Photos along the way

12:02pm Tuesday 23rd October 2012

I took these photos while on a walk from my house in Kew to Richmond on the 6th of October. It was a perfect day for a flaneur with a canon, the leaves just beginning to burst into colour.

Missing dog

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Missing dog

12:02pm Tuesday 23rd October 2012

Our dog, a black with white patches Paterdale Terrier called Kai went missing from our home Monday October 8.

Free Seminar to help Local Businesses Increase Profits

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Free Seminar to help Local Businesses Increase Profits

6:06pm Wednesday 12th September 2012

An innovative local Finance/Accountancy firm, SKS Business Services, is hosting a a complimentary seminar at the Twickenham Marriot, on Thursday 11 October, to explain how companies can reduce overhead costs and increase profits.

Local day nurseries celebrate £100K refits

6:05pm Wednesday 12th September 2012

Two local children’s day nurseries just four miles apart are celebrating the completion of over £100,000 worth of refurbishment work with special Open Day events this weekend (Saturday Sep 15) At Queens’ Road-based Richmond Day Nursery children will be banging the drum for the new-look nursery premises as part of an exclusive ‘Tribal Fusion Showcase’ day which includes tribal dancing, drumming and face-painting plus storytelling in a brand new garden tipi.

Music comes to the Market

10:54am Thursday 23rd August 2012

Music comes to the Market Local musicians will be making September’s Kew Village Market on 2 September go with a swing.

Athena West London gathers at London Wetlands Centre Barnes for summer event

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Athena West London gathers at London Wetlands Centre Barnes for summer event

11:38am Friday 17th August 2012

“How do you communicate with your clients?” , “How do you know what your clients are thinking?” were two of the questions posed by speaker Felicity Lee, Chiswick Athena member, and business psychologist, to over 40 women at the Athena West London’s business women’s networking groups’ summer event at London Wetlands Centre, Barnes, where members of all four groups – Chiswick, Barnes, Ealing and Shepherd’s Bush - joined together.

A Guiding summer to remember

Richmond and Twickenham Times: A Guiding summer to remember

11:37am Friday 17th August 2012

Pip McKerrow, Chief Commissioner for Girlguiding London and South East England decided to have summer to remember with a difference. During the period of the Olympics, Pip decided to visit and spend a day in each of the 19 Counties that she is responsible for, meeting as many fellow Leaders as possible and camping one night in each County.

Athena West London meet Thursday 2 August at London Wetland Centre Barnes

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Athena West London meet Thursday 2 August at London Wetland Centre Barnes

11:37am Friday 17th August 2012

Athena West London’s four business women’s networking groups from Ealing, Barnes, Chiswick and Shepherd’s Bush will join together for a lively and enjoyable event on Thursday 2 August from 12 noon to 4pm at the London Wetlands Centre in Barnes. The event will give participants a combination of support network, training organisation and opportunities to make strategic connections. It is open to members and non-members.

Friends rally round to help at the Olympic Cycling events

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Friends rally round to help at the Olympic Cycling events

11:37am Friday 17th August 2012

In a carefully planned and coordinated operation, volunteers got together to ensure that everything went smoothly in Bushy Park Rosemary MacColl of the Friends of Bushy and Home Parks said “Volunteers from the FBHP were ‘called up’ to help the LOCOG stewards with visitor enquiries during the recent Olympic cycle races through Bushy Park. 50 of us, equipped with a bright identity sash and park maps, were positioned at both gates and strategic points along the route and our presence was required on all three days. The Men’s race on Saturday 28th was busy with spectators as it was a lovely day and many brought picnics and made an outing of it. On the Sunday it was a bit quieter for the Women’s race due to the showers.

Time To Support Your Local

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Time To Support Your Local

11:35am Friday 17th August 2012

It used to be hard to find a local gallery in London prepared to exhibit ceramics or sculpture alongside fine art paintings, but things are rapidly changing. It could be that the European interior design fashion of exhibiting all kinds of art together with furniture and lighting, is having an influence on UK galleries. It could be that galleries can no longer afford to specialize in just ‘fine art’, but need to offer up more choice. Perhaps it is that galleries realize increasingly in this volatile market that they are dependant on local people to supply as well as to buy. In a vicinity where craftsmen abound, encouraged by local council ‘open studio’ promotions, it becomes incumbent on galleries to support diverse arts also.

Local film entry for Virgin Media Shorts needs your 'likes'!

1:50pm Friday 13th July 2012

A local film has been submitted to the Virgin Media Shorts that was shot & produced in Twickenham!

Radio Presenter To Carry Olympic Torch Through Richmond

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Radio Presenter To Carry Olympic Torch Through Richmond

11:51am Tuesday 3rd July 2012

London born radio presenter Angie Greaves has been named as one of the torchbearers for London 2012. She will be carrying the Olympic flame on 24th July 2012 through the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.

Help Change Lives For Children With Cancer....

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Help Change Lives For Children With Cancer....

3:36pm Tuesday 3rd July 2012

London based charity World Child Cancer is holding a 16 mile sponsored walk along the River Thames between Richmond and Hampton Court on Sunday 9th September to raise funds to help children suffering from cancer in some of the poorest countries in the world.

Girlguiding – where girls want to be

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Girlguiding – where girls want to be

3:28pm Tuesday 3rd July 2012

The Chief Guide, Gill Slocombe, recently said that ‘Girlguiding is where girls want to be’ and this proved true last weekend when some Guides from the County of Greater London West camped at Heyswood campsite to achieve their Camp permits to enable them to take their Guide patrols camping in future.

Help Change Lives For Children With Cancer....

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Orange Autumn Challenge- Sponsored Walk

3:25pm Tuesday 3rd July 2012

London based charity World Child Cancer is holding a 16 mile sponsored walk along the River Thames between Richmond and Hampton Court on Sunday 9th September to raise funds to help children suffering from cancer in some of the poorest countries in the world.

Guides go Wild and Wacky!

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Guides go Wild and Wacky!

11:02am Monday 18th June 2012

Guides from Hook, Merton, Surbiton, Chessington, Teddington, Cheam. Worcester Park, Hampton, Ham and Petersham in Greater London West met together to spend a ‘Wild Weekend’ at their County campsite Heyswood recently where they enjoyed a rare sunny weekend and took part in a number of organized activities including a ‘Glow in the Dark’ wide game, a ‘Wet and Wacky’ game on the aquaslide, Zumba dancing, team challenges, a camp fire and probably their favourite, ‘Fun with Chocolate’ where they made chocolate pigs!

Young Enterprise Team Endeavour through to the London finals

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Young Enterprise Team Endeavour through to the London finals

11:01am Monday 18th June 2012

Team Endeavour from St Paul's School in Barnes, with their innovative product: Flavourz, "The World's Only Flavoured Pencil", has reached the Young Enterprise Company Programme London Final the hard way.

Richmond Young Carers equine treat

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Richmond Young Carers equine treat

9:19am Monday 18th June 2012

EQUINE TREAT FOR RICHMOND YOUNG CARERS Young carers from Richmond Borough had a fun day out at the new Mayor’s chosen charity - The Horse Rangers Association (Hampton Court).

Can you Cartwheel?

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Can you Cartwheel?

9:18am Monday 18th June 2012

The Kingston Big Wheel Cartwheel with Charlie Murphy Sat 21 July 3pm Fairfield Park Be part of the Stanley Picker Gallery & International Youth Arts Festival celebrations leading up to the London 2012 Olympics.

Brownies enjoy Olympic style games at camp

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Brownies enjoy Olympic style games at camp

7:38am Wednesday 30th May 2012

Over 550 Brownies recently attended an Olympic style games day at Heyswood campsite. Just as Olympians come from all corners of the globe, so these Brownies came from all corners of the County of Greater London West including Sutton, Cheam, North Cheam, Carshalton, Merton Park, West Barnes, New Malden, Teddington, Wimbledon, Twickenham, Kingston, Berrylands, Wallington and Worcester Park!








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